NorthWest Arkansas Community College President Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson announced a restructuring of her administrative team, effective immediately.
The new organizational chart eliminates the level of senior vice president. Debi Buckley’s title will change to vice president for administrative services and chief financial officer. She will continue reporting directly to Jorgenson.
Dr. Steve Gates’ duties will change to include special projects. He will serve as vice president for special projects through August. Dr. Gates will continue reporting directly to Jorgenson.
“I want to thank Dr. Gates for his dedication and commitment during the time he has served as provost, senior vice president for learning,” said Jorgenson.
Dr. Meredith Brunen, executive director for development, and Steven Hinds, executive director of public relations and marketing, will continue reporting directly to Jorgenson.
The following individuals will begin reporting directly to Jorgensen with this restructure.
• Tim Cornelius, vice president for learning, global business, health professions;
• Jim Hall, executive director of community and government relations;
• Dr. Todd Kitchen, vice president for learner support services;
• Dr. Ricky Tompkins, vice president for learning; and
• Dr. Tompkins will serve as chief academic officer.
“This restructuring of our administration will allow us to be more efficient,” said Jorgenson. “Everything I’m trying to do is for the benefit of the students. By removing the level of senior vice president, I believe we will operate more effectively as we continue moving the college forward.”